Program Integrity Specialist I

Vermont Department of Labor
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Unemployment Insurance (UI) Division’s mission is to provide short-term replacement of lost wages to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. The Program Integrity Unit is responsible for detecting and investigating fraudulent unemployment insurance claims, overpaid benefits, recovering overpaid benefits and/or unpaid tax contributions, and reducing improper payments. This unit works closely together as a team to maintain the integrity of UI program, and to ensure that benefits being paid to individuals and charges billed to employers are accurate. Positions in the unit work on-site at the Department’s Central Office in Montpelier. Typical hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7:45AM to 4:30PM.

Hourly rates within the Classified Bargaining Unit Pay Plan will change effective July 3, 2022. At that time, the starting rate (Step 1) for this job opening will be $21.10 per hour.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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